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Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Summer Days #39 -Gem Mining At Home

With high temperatures, the kids are always wanting to get wet. I like to vary the activities, however, so I set up a gem mine in our back yard.

You can read how to set up one here. It is easy and only requires a bag of mixed rocks, minerals and gems, some garden stones, a large container or pool and a water source.

It's like a treasure hunt!

Then they get to come inside to happily identify the gems, crystals and fossils.


  1. Gold panning in the local creeks is a big past-time around here - the kids might get a kick out of this.

  2. Nice idea! One day soon :)

  3. Oooohhhhh, I love this! It'd be wildly popular with my recently crystal obsessed kids.

    You should link this up to my "Cool off int he sun" linky on Monday!

  4. Thanks for linking up with us today.....my youngest would especially love this!!
    Now following your sweet blog!!
    Blessings to you,
    Jill @ Sweet Diva

  5. My oldest has just aquired a pot of gem stones - she'll love this idea. Thanks for linking up with the Carnival of Water Play :)


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